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FCC FOOD GRADE LIQUID CALCIUM CHLORIDE

Product Data Sheet

General Description Safety and Handling

TETRA CHEMICALS
TETRA Chemicals produces FCC food Grade liquid Calcium chloride is a strong salt solution. Wear
calcium chloride (CaCl2) under Good Manufacturing appropriate protective, impervious clothing. Wear
Practice (GMP) as an odorless, slightly alkaline, clear, safety glasses with non-flexible side shields or
colorless to slightly colored fluid, which is available chemical goggles for proper protection of the eyes.
from 32% to 41%. Wear appropriate protective non-leather protective
The United Orthodox Synagogues certifies that gloves and boots. Chemical protective gloves and
the production plant is kosher and that the food boots such as PVC or Nitrile are recommended.
grade calcium chloride is also kosher for use Leather products do not offer adequate protection
during Passover. and will dehydrate with resultant shrinkage and
The plant quality management system complies possible destruction. This product should be handled
with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9002:1994 in areas with proper ventilation. Before using this
and has certificate number FM 38434 from the product, refer to the SDS which is available on the
British Standards Institution (BSI). Companys website for complete safety and handling
guidelines.
Applications

TETRA FCC Food Grade liquid calcium chloride is PHYSICAL PROPERTIES


used primarily in the food and beverage industry in
Appearance Clear/colorless liquid
processing or packaging applications where Food
None
and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use of a Odor

briners grade is not acceptable. It enables apple Assay 32 to 41% by weight CaCl2
blossoms to stay on the tree by strengthening the Crystallization Temperature -19.5F (-28.6C) to 61.5F
blossom's bond to the tree, resulting in more fruit. (16.39C)

Calcium chloride increases the firmness of fruits and Specific Gravity @ 68F (20C) 1.308 to 1.415
vegetables including tomatoes, cherries, olives, and Bulk Density 10.9 to 11.79 lb/gal
pickles. It also prevents breakup during processing
and cooking.
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
In cheese processing, calcium chloride is added to
Chemical CaCl2
pasteurized skim milk to help coagulate the curds,
increase firmness, and replace calcium lost by pH Slightly alkaline

heating. Water used to manufacture soft drinks and Impurities (on 100% CaCl2 basis)
beer is first demineralized and then remineralized Alkali Chlorides < 0.1% by weight
with calcium chloride to assure uniform taste, Magnesium (as MgCl2) < 0.1% by weight
regardless of the processing location.
Other Impurities (not H2O) < 1.0% by weight
Availability Specifications
Identification To pass test
FCC food grade liquid calcium chloride is available Assay To pass test
from select plant and terminal locations throughout
Alkalinity (as CaOH2) not > 0.03% by weight
North America. For the location nearest you, contact
Fluoride (as F) not >40 mg/kg*
your TETRA sales or customer service representative.
Heavy Metals (as Pb) not >20 mg/kg*
TETRA Chemicals
Lead (Pb) not > 4 mg/kg*
24955 Interstate 45 North
Magnesium and Alkali Salts not > 5.0% by weight*
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(MgCl2)
Phone: 281.367.1983
*Calculated on the CaCl2 determined in the assay %
Customer Service: 800.327.7817
Fax: 281.298.7150
www.tetrachemicals.com
Because use conditions and applicable laws may differ from one location to another and may change with time, Customer is responsible for deter-
mining whether products and the information in this document are appropriate for Customer's use and for ensuring that Customer's workplace and
disposal practices are in compliance with applicable laws and other governmental enactments. Seller assumes no obligation or liability for the informa-
tion in this document. NO WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN; ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. Further, nothing contained herein shall be taken as a recommendation to manufacture or use any of the herein
described materials or processes in violation of existing or future patents.

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